My goodness, how did you find the queen in three full boxes of bees? I can find her early in the season, but as the bees increase in number, I can never find her.
It wasn't easy, for sure. I inspected last weekend and found her in the second box so I put queen excluders around that box, so it was a little easier today. Whoever made that suggestion on another post I thank you! She is really runny and I only found her on the second go around, just about when I was going to give up. I saw her on a frame, then looked away for a second, lost her, and then proceeded to look over the frame for what seemed like 5 minutes before I found her running along a little trough where they did not connect the foundation with the bottom of the frame. I was sure she dropped back into the box. Today I went through the box twice before finally finding her again. Big relief to find her so I could corner her to switch around frames.